FORMER Warrnambool triathlete Peter Kerr says victory at Yarrawonga has him on track for a strong showing at Noosa next weekend.
Kerr claimed the honours in two events across two days in the northern Victorian town as he prepares for a big summer of racing.
The 24-year-old won the National Aquathlon Championships on Saturday, finishing the 2.5km run, 1km swim and 2.5km run in 29 minutes and 14 seconds.
He backed up in an Olympic-distance triathlon on Sunday, powering through the 1.5km swim, 40km ride and 10km run in one hour, 51 minutes and 26 seconds.
Kerr, who is self-coached and these days based in Geelong, said he used the Yarrawonga events as preparation for the popular Noosa Triathlon on November 4.
He said he would also compete in the six-race Gatorade Triathlon Series during summer.
International Triathlon Union World Cup events — second-tier events below the World Championships Series — would hopefully follow in 2013.
“I’m feeling good going towards Noosa. Yarrawonga was to see how the form was going. I’m happy with how things went,” Kerr said.
“Leon Griffen, a mate of mine from Bendigo, came second and he’s a very good 70.3km athlete, the half-ironmans.
“I didn’t expect to see him there. He’s an extremely good biker so it was good to go head-to-head with him,” he said.
“I challenge his weaknesses and he’ll challenge my weaknesses.” Kerr said he was content with his times clocked at Yarrawonga, particularly in the ride, his weakest leg.
“Overall I was pretty happy.”